The advent of the Internet is changing the way we live, work and play. Gone were the days where the only way to make a decent living was to work the usual 9 to 5 job in a fixed location. Today, the Internet is empowering professionals all around the world with the freedom and flexibility to generate income from literally anywhere. Below are a few examples of how you can use the Internet to your advantage. Whenever in doubt, it is advisable to seek counsel from mentors or peers who are successful in these areas.
- Sell stuff online
The ecommerce industry is an exploding one that’s expected to hit USD2.34 trillion by 2017. Why not see how you can be a part of the action? An estore gives you 24/7 presence accessible by approximately 3 billion internet users around the world at a fraction of the costs in operating a traditional retail outlet. Besides, estores are not limited by geographical location or physical size. This means you have the flexibility to scale according to market demands.
- Be a freelancer
Have talent in writing/ social media/ graphic design/ website design/ video making/ voice-over/ translations? Offer your services online. Advertise yourself on freelance websites and social media and work from the comfort of your armchair. Modern technology is making it easier for you to reach out to potential customers so why not make good use of it?
As modern day consumers become increasingly mobile and internet savvy, there is demand from businesses and brands for capable online marketers that drives good leads to their online stores or platforms. There are various workshops and seminars that offers rudimentary lessons in online marketing, and many more free online marketing tools to help you get started.
Today, stocks trading can be conducted via smart devices and online equity crowdfunding investments are increasingly popular as well. Of course, it is prudent to acquire the basic know-how before venturing into any form of investments, online or offline. Investing comes with risks and should never be taken as a get-rich-quick scheme.